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Life is too short to waste time filtering through headlines searching for the facts. That’s when we realized the need for a quick, trustworthy news source that makes staying up-to-date easy and interesting.

Our Goal is to Clear the Clutter. We’re committed to providing non-partisan news, in small servings, available wherever you are, whenever you want it.

And for the Record: We Believe You’re Already Smart. We don’t need to tell you what to think or how to feel or what to believe. We just want to equip you with clear facts so you’re prepared for any conversation, any vote, any choice and never feel like you’re falling behind.
Bullet-Points Without The Bias ~ We’re bringing you #SmartHERNews.

SmartHER News is created and hosted by journalist Jenna Lee.

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Life is too short to waste time filtering through headlines searching for the facts. That’s when we realized the need for a quick, trustworthy news source that makes staying up-to-date easy and interesting.

Our Goal is to Clear the Clutter. We’re committed to providing non-partisan news, in small servings, available wherever you are, whenever you want it.

And for the Record: We Believe You’re Already Smart. We don’t need to tell you what to think or how to feel or what to believe. We just want to equip you with clear facts so you’re prepared for any conversation, any vote, any choice and never feel like you’re falling behind.
Bullet-Points Without The Bias ~ We’re bringing you #SmartHERNews.

SmartHER News is created and hosted by journalist Jenna Lee.

    MINI-SCOOP: News After The Eclipse

    MINI-SCOOP: News After The Eclipse

    A quick scoop - a personal reflection from the path of totality and a few news items to have on your radar as we get back to business after the solar eclipse!
     
    Congress returns to Washington D.C. - questions linger on the path forward for funding and other legislation, and the next step in impeachment of Sec. Mayorkas, Dept. of Homeland Security.
     
    Both presidential candidates provide new insight into their priorities:
     
    Former President Trump announces his perspective on abortion law (deferring to the states).
     
    President Biden releases a new plan for “student debt relief”.
     
    We provide a quick overview of why these announcements matter and what to watch:
     
    One thing that made us SmartHER this week? “There’s A Better Way To Do Email” by Ezra Klein.

    CONSIDER BECOMING AN INSIDER AND JOINING SCOOP ~ A terrific way to support a free press!
    Show Notes:
    President Biden's announcement on "student debt relief": READ MORE
    Former President Trump's announcement: MORE HERE
    INTERVIEW: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOLAR ECLIPSE SmartHER With MIT-Engineer, New York Times Bestselling Author, and The Space Gal, Emily Calandrelli 

    • 19 min
    INTERVIEW: Everything You Should Know About The Solar Eclipse With The Space Gal

    INTERVIEW: Everything You Should Know About The Solar Eclipse With The Space Gal

    SmartHER With MIT-Engineer, New York Times Bestselling Author, and The Space Gal, Emily Calandrelli

    The celestial event captivating a nation ...

    On Monday, April 8th, 2024 a total solar eclipse will occur in North America, and our SmartHER News headquarters happens to be in the path of totality.

    We discuss this historic event with a very special guest, Emily Calandrelli also know as The Space Gal. Inspired by her father's perseverance, Emily entered the STEM field for practical reasons and now ignites people's curiosity with her infectious passion for science. The Space Gal gives us the scoop on the eclipse, why it matters, how to keep your eyes safe, what she'll be watching, and more.

    Show Notes:

    The Space Gal website The Space Gal Instagram Certified Eclipse Glasses and More

    • 31 min
    A SmartHER Take: Why You Won't Hear The Word "Terrorist" In Today's News

    A SmartHER Take: Why You Won't Hear The Word "Terrorist" In Today's News

    Words matter, particularly for journalists, wheN a simple word choice or missing context can change the meaning of a story.
    We have a good example of this today: A mysterious attack on an Iranian consulate in Syria, with many news reports not mentioning the terrorist designations belonging to the groups involved. 
    Why? Jenna provides one reason in this quick SmartHER Take.
    Thoughts? Hello@SmartHERNews.com
    Consider supporting our quick, concise, nonpartisan news through becoming an insider or shopping in our SmartHER Shop.
    AP STYLEBOOK

    • 12 min
    SCOOP: Context Is Key

    SCOOP: Context Is Key

    Whether it's a live raccoon at the White House ... What to consider about "Transgender Day of Visibility" and Easter... Or a startling question: Are we already at war  
    "Context Is Key" said our SCOOP Insider Barbara during our broadcast.
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    Here's your rundown:
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    0:00: Why all journalists fear April 1 (also the day Google launched Gmail to doubters and deniers).
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    2:00: The Easter Egg Roll - a dash of history and a White House pet.
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    5:30: Why D.C. is "quiet" this week. Lawmakers on "Spring Break" - working in their districts while questions linger about loose ends on foreign aid.
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    8:15: A possible "break" in funding for Ukraine that could have bipartisan and bicameral support.
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    11:00: Cease-fire negotiations restart in Israel.
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    13:00: A SmartHER Take on 3 different stories where the reporting became part of the story.
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    15:00: The Impact of the 24 hour news cycle on breaking stories - like the collision and collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge.
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    20:00: The remarkable coincidence that unites Francis Scott Key in 1814 and an American held in Russia in 2024.
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    23:00: What's happened with the controversy over Transgender Visibility Day and Easter?
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    33:00: The 60 Minutes report that raises a question about a new weapon and whether or not we are at war.
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    40:00: How the press impacts who you choose to represent you.
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    What would you like more of from SmartHER News? We look forward to hearing your thoughts or your news questions: scoop@SmartHERNews.com
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    Thank you for your continued support of SCOOP! If you're listening for the first time, consider joining us LIVE and supporting a free press, checking out our SmartHER Shop or simply telling a friend about SmartHERNews.com

    The 60 Minutes Report: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/havana-syndrome-russia-evidence-60-minutes/

     
    A link to Presidential Proclamations: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/
     
    Francis Scott Key: https://www.nps.gov/people/francis-scott-key.htm

    • 44 min
    A New Name In Politics: Nicole Shanahan

    A New Name In Politics: Nicole Shanahan

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his running mate in Oakland, California - a tech lawyer, entrepreneur and mother, Nicole Shanahan. 
    You can listen to Nicole's speech during this podcast with a short introduction by Jenna. 
    Key SmartHER Fact To Remember: For an independent candidate like RFK Jr. to appear on the ballot in all 50 states, he needs to meet certain qualifications specific to each state. In several states, one of those qualifications is having a running mate.
    With so much media clutter, we thought providing access to this news story would be helpful. Let us know what you want to hear more of: hello@SmartHERnews.com
    Always more at SmartHERNews.com, @SmartHERNews across social media platforms and our Insider Group, SCOOP.

    • 33 min
    SCOOP: What's ACTUALLY Happening? The News You Need To Know

    SCOOP: What's ACTUALLY Happening? The News You Need To Know

    The SCOOP from the U.S. border to a New York courthouse. Plus ~ how to strategically share your story and why authenticity always wins.
    2:00: The stakes: reflections on the rise and fall of civilization by Elon Musk.
    10:00: What is ISIS-K?

    12:35: The Wall Street Journal on "‘A Ticking Time Bomb’: In Syrian Camps, Fears of an Islamic State Revival."

    15:00: What's actually happening at the U.S. borders – NEW DATA.

    20:00: The Chief of Border Patrol on what's actually happening to his team on the southwest border and why he is concerned about it.

    22:00: What is actually happening with the Texas law that allows state law enforcement to arrest people suspected of illegal entry.

    26:00: What's actually happening with two court cases involving former President Trump in New York: The criminal case with a "hush money" payment at the center and & the civil case won by the state of New York regarding President Trump's business practices.

    32:00: Can New York's Attorney General actually seize his property?

    33:00: What's actually happening with the Department of Justice suing Apple?

    36:00: Final thoughts on the Royal Family from a media perspective. How can you actually tell your best story?

    43:00: Your thoughts and questions!
    Interview: Don Lemon and Elon Musk
    New border numbers
    U.S. Border Patrol Chief on border numbers
    Latest on Trump's Civil Fraud Case: The New York Times
    The Kensington Palace Statement from January on Princess Kate

    • 48 min

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